What's that in the air? Is that the smell of FREEDOM? Oh, can't you hear George Michael? What's he singing? "Freedom! Freedom! La la la!" Old Georgie might not be making a pit stop in Knoxville this weekend, but the Dirty Guv'nahs are starting the weekend out right tonight. But that's not all that's on this weekend's Plan-It.
At 2 p.m. today, take your little ones to the visitors center for some arts and crafts. School is back up and running for most of those kiddos, but the crafts don't stop till 4. Maybe an after-school treat? Call the visitors center at (800)-727-8045 for more info.
The Knoxville Fashion Week's runway shows start a 6 p.m. at the Town and Country Shopping Center on North Peters Rd. General admission tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $75. Check out the schedule at Fashion Week's website to see who's showing their designs.
Also at 6 p.m., the Dirty Guv'nahs will take the stage on Market Square to celebrate the release of their new album Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies. The best part of the show (aside from the music)? It's free! And open to all ages.
The Neighborhood Center (800 N. Fourth Ave) is holding a drum circle at 7:30. It's going to be several groups of drummers, so if you're into percussion--not to be missed!
Tonight seems to be Beatles-themed in the music department. At 9 p.m., Norwegian Wood, a chamber music group who plays Beatles covers, will be at the Bistro at the Bijou. Then at 10 p.m. Yellow Dubmarine will take the stage at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria. Yellow Dubmarine is a Beatles-inspired reggae and dub band. Which sounds awesome.
You have tons of choices Saturday, and it could be a spectacular day!
Start the morning off right by learning to be a volunteer at the Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The stable is located in Lenoir City, and horse experience is not require. For more information visit the stable's website or call (865)-988-4711.
If you're out and about in Farragut from 9 to 11 a.m., take the kids over to the town hall to see the trucks and equipment of Farragut, the Knoxville Rescue Squad, the Knox County Sheriff's Department, and make fire safety-themed crafts.
Jim Bordwine will host a workshop on 19th century salt-making at the Marble Springs Historical Site at 10 a.m. The workshop goes until 5 p.m. and costs $10. For more information call (865)-573-5508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate the history of the region at the East Tennessee History Fair at the East Tennessee History Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's free and open to everyone. Plus, you'll get to learn about the unique history of the area.
Nominations for South Haven Neighborhood Association Board of Directors will be taken until 10:30, when there will be an election at Hillcrest United Methodist Church (1615 Price Ave). To be nominated, you must be a South Haven resident of at least 18 years of age, or a South Haven business owner. For more info and to nominate, contact Scott Romines, who does not live in South Haven and is acting as a neutral-party organizer, at email@example.com.
At 2:30, the Agri Feed Pet Supply on Middlebrook Pike is hosting a basset hound rescue. How could you resist those long, floppy ears and droopy eyes? Call (865)-586-3959 for more info.
The Bar-Kays, ConFunkShun, and Lakeside are playing a gig at World' Fair Park at 6 p.m., and it's sure to be a treat. Tickets range in price from $35.50 to $39.50. All ages are welcome.
The Children's Theatre of Knoxville is putting on "Treasure Island" at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. Check out the website for information on how to buy tickets.
Kevin Abernathy, the Lonestones, and Greg Horne will be playing at the Relix Variety Center at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8! Go!
You might be exhausted after such a packed Saturday, but don't worry. There's still plenty to entertain you on Sunday.
After brunch, head over to Union Avenue Books at 3 p.m. for some poetry readings and discussion by local poets Carol Borges, Eric Evers, and Rick Shaw.
Head over to Big Fatty's on Kingston Pike around 5:30 and enjoy some old-time pre-bluegrass tunes of the Hellgrammites while you eat.
The City Dwelling Nature Seekers are playing at the Well at 9 p.m. No charge!
Have a good weekend, kiddies!